CHILDREN’S DRY RUN AFTER A SPORTS DAY WASH-OUT
A School forced to cancel sports day because of a waterlogged pitch finally held the event – in glorious sunshine.
A torrential downpour last Wednesday made grass too slippery for sports day to take place at Bracebridge Infant School in Francis Street, Lincoln.
But disappointed pupils finally took part in the annual event in blazing sunshine with temperatures reaching 28C yesterday.
Headteacher Marie Denham said all 124 pupils at the school and nursery had taken part.
“The children were disappointed last week but they more than made up for it,” she said.
“It has been really hot and we’ve had fantastic attendance with parents helping to give out stickers to prize winners.
“All the children took part in races like the skipping race and the dressing up race where they had to put on various items of clothing.”
Pupils at Fiskerton Primary School, in Fiskerton, near Lincoln, also held their sports day yesterday.
Headteacher Maralyn Papworth said all 33 pupils at the school and nursery took part.
“We had nine different events including running races, obstacle races and egg and spoon races,” she said.
“Each team had a child from each year in it so they were aged from four to 11 years old.
“We held a relay race involving all the children for the first time.
“Ribbons were given for first, second and third places and the teams won points with the Emerald team won overall.”
Parent Tracey Wood (35), of Meadow Bank, Fiskerton, watched her six-year-old son Cameron take part.
“It was great because everyone was made to feel part of it,” she said.
“I managed to win the parents’ race which was a surprise as I haven’t run since last year’s sports day.”